A tawdry life in shabbytown can be fun for only so long. A man goes from woman to woman, loving and leaving, cheating and lying, waiting for the one that will give him the family and stability he needs.
A pastiche of Raymond Caver's style, this short novel answers the question, "If Carver had written a novel, what would it be like?" Well, it might just be like this. More
I was between jobs and felt just awful. Karin wasn't happy. We were surviving on her paychecks. It's not easy for two people to live on one income. I was sitting in my car, smoking a cigarette and sipping from a half-pint of Teacher's. The car was parked in the grocery store lot. Karin had given me two $20 bills and said, "Go get us some groceries...so we won't starve to death."